The US government promised to help Nigeria in apprehending the killers of its officials and two police officers in Anambra.
On Tuesday, an unknown group attacked a convoy of two US government vehicles in the Ogbaru Local Government Area.
The convoy was carrying 9 Nigerian nationals, five US Mission employee, and four Nigeria Police Force (NPF) officers.
The delegation was traveling in advance of a planned visit to a flood response project in Anambra sponsored by the American government.
According to a statement provided by the consulate on Wednesday night, Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that America does not yet know the reasons for the attack or whether it targeted at the Mission.
“At least four members of the convoy were killed by the assailants.” US authorities are collaborating with Nigerian counterparts to ascertain the location and condition of unaccounted victims.
“We condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms.” Blinken stated, “We will work closely with our Nigerian law enforcement colleagues to bring those responsible to justice.”
The United States stated that the safety and security of its personnel is its top concern, and it sent its deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the attack.
The statement also reiterated America’s strong commitment to assisting the people of Nigeria in the fight against violence and insecurity.
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